This modern villa is all about the marvellous views which extend from the Tejeda mountain range to the Mediterranean Sea ...
"We had a wonderful holiday. Absolutely stunning location overlooking the mountains. What a marvellous place to have a dip in a swimming pool. The owner was very friendly and helpful."
"We enjoyed our stay. Lovely house, magnificent settings.Peaceful and amazing views. The owner was very friendly and kind. She was also very helpful. We had a great time!"
Three (one double, two twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
6 m x 3 m; 1.0 m - 2.0 m deep.
In open countryside, 4½ km from Colmenar in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).
From £590 to £1,180 per week.
Set in the peace and tranquillity of the Andalusian countryside, this recently built villa has the most stunning of views - across the valleys and distant pueblos blancos (white villages) to the Tejeda mountain range and the Sierra Nevada far beyond, as well as to the Mediterranean coast.
It is a splendid scene, whatever the time of the year.
It is almost - but not quite - private as it is built directly below one corner of the sun terrace of another rental villa.
So, parts of the pool and its surrounding terraces can be overlooked in places. But the villa itself, and its shaded eating terrace immediately outside, are completely hidden from view.
For more information on the villa above, click here).
Five minutes drive from the pretty white village of Colmenar, through olive and almond covered hillsides brings us to the villa which is accessed by a 300 metre track (in excellent condition) which winds down the hillside to the ample parking space immediately above the villa.
It is accessed down a short flight of external steps to the side of the other rental property.
It's a blissful countryside location. Joyous scenery stretches as far as the eye can see across to the distant mountain ranges on the horizon. A very relaxing, completely rural spot, a place where you will feel totally at peace with the rest of the world.
And it's all very pretty too, with wide steps descending from the villa to the pool terrace below, the bank festooned with flowers and colourful shrubs. A large, mature palm provides leafy shade (and privacy) over one corner of the pool.
A higher terrace, right outside the villa, has an attractive cane-covered awning which provides an ideal seating area for dining "al-fresco". The brick built barbecue is alongside.
Inside it is a neat and tidy, simply but comfortably furnished. A large, modern style open-plan room has a well equipped kitchen to one side, separated from the dining and living areas by a long, tiled bar top.
The dining table seats six and there are two sofas gathered around the antique wood burning stove. A large picture-window makes the best of the glorious views.
A corridor leads through to the three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The master double bedroom has its own en-suite walk-in shower room and has double doors to the side gardens. The other two bedrooms (both twins) share a bathroom between them (shower over bath tub).
There is a large play area for children alongside the parking area above the villa. This includes a tree house (with a slide) under a large holm oak tree, a bouncy trampoline (with a protective netting surround), wendy house and a sand pit.
We ask that this area be used under adult supervision at all times. A large toy box can also be provided on request for younger children.
The local village of Colmenar is only 4 km from the farmhouse. With a population of just over 3,000 it is largely untouched by the commercial tourism of the coast and continues a traditional rural way of life where the olive, almond and grape harvests are an important part of the social calendar.
That said, Colmenar can be a lively place at times and there is a good range of bars, shops and restaurants all of which are very welcoming.
The nearby villages and towns of Riogordo, Comares, Casabermeja and Alfarnate all have their own fiestas making this an ideal base from which to enjoy typical rural Andalusian life.
The Alhambra with its moorish palace dominating the magical city of Granada is a must-see for many while on holiday. Also worth visiting is the Albaicín, the old Moorish quarter with its lovely flower-filled alleyways and squares.
Closer to home, Málaga, just three quarters of an hour away, has transformed itself over recent years into a vibrant and dynamic city well worth a visit. The new Picasso Museum housed in a 16th Century palace sits in the heart of the old centre close to the magnificent cathedral.
The streets of Málaga are thronged with newly opened trendy bars, restaurants and Arabic tea houses, as well as traditional ‘bodegas’ and tapas bars.
The nearest beaches are at Torre del Mar, about 50 minutes drive away, where traditional ‘chirringitos’ (beach bars) serve charcoal-grilled sardines and other great seafood.
Nerja is a little further east along the coast. Much more "international" with a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
And don't forget its amazing caves, a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite - and some of the best classical and flamenco performances.
Locally, outdoor activities include birdwatching (especially in spring), cycling, horseriding and walking in the beautiful Montes de Málaga pine forests and in the Torcal National Park.
Guest comments include, "So peaceful, so relaxing and the views! Many thanks".
And "We had an amazing and relaxing time. We really enjoyed our day trips out and, by the way, the local coffee is superb".
Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)
The owners keep chickens only a short walk away which can be fed and fresh eggs collected
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season
The property and grounds are not all on one level so would not be suitable for a wheel chair or for the very elderly
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week
Starter packs can be provided (on request) for your arrival eg. milk, local cheese and wines, bread etc (payable locally)
A large toy box can be provided (on request for younger children)
Extra maid services can be arranged upon request, (payable locally)
A 200 pound security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
4½ km (the last 300 metres along a track easily driven in an ordinary car) from Colmenar (Thursday market, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets, banks, taxi service) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)
Montes de Malaga Natural Park 20 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 45 mins.
Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins.
Velez Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins; Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 50 mins; Antequera 1hr; Nerja 1¼ hrs; Marbella 1¼ hrs.
Málaga 45 mins; Granada 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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